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Marshmallow slime Activity

by David, 5 August 2021 | 4 comments

Pink gloop of slime.

This year’s National Science Week theme is ‘Food: Different by Design’. So let’s celebrate with some edible marshmallow slime! Safety: When handling food, use clean hands and clean equipment. Items from the microwave can be hot – ask an adult to help.

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Out of orbit – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 28 July 2021 | 0 comments

Blast into orbit with this well-rounded quiz. Will you crash back to Earth, or reach the stars?

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Growing big – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 21 July 2021 | 2 comments

This quiz is all about growth! Can you grow your knowledge and get the high score?

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Finding gold in fool’s gold News

by David, 8 July 2021 | 0 comments

Shiny yellow crystals

Back in the California gold rush, many people were tricked by a shiny yellow crystal known as fool’s gold. Now, more than 100 years later, scientists are flipping the script. Australian and Chinese researchers have found where real gold hides inside fool’s gold!

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Make egg-free meringues Activity

by David, 7 July 2021 | 0 comments

Meringue and banana slices drizzles with chocolate on a plate.

Light, fluffy and oh-so-sweet, meringues are a delicious treat. When beaten, egg whites turn into an amazing foam that can be baked to perfection. But there’s also a way to make meringues without using eggs! Safety: Use clean hands and clean equipment when handling food. This activity uses an oven and beaters. Ask an adult…

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Fluffy! – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 30 June 2021 | 0 comments

This quiz is about things that are puffy, scruffy, and fluffy. Will you fluff the answers, or get a perfect score?

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Strange superpower! Substance stays same size News

by David, 24 June 2021 | 0 comments

Image of a metal engine.

Have you ever wondered why there are gaps in footpaths, and at the ends of bridges? Bridges, footpaths and many other structures get bigger when they heat up, and they need gaps so they don’t break on hot days. But Australian scientists have discovered a material that stays the same size over a wide range…

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Totally metal – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 17 June 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Rock on! This quiz is all about metal. From octopus blood to bass guitars, you’ll need to be a metal master to get 5/5.

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Ooh! Shiny – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 2 June 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This quiz is all about shiny things. Will there be a glimmer in your eye as you get 5/5?

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Metamorphosis – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 5 May 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This quiz is all about change! Can you get full marks first try, or will you need to change your answers?

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